On September 7th 2014 at Healcrest Urban Farm located in Garfield, Blue Collar will host its first ever participatory dinner in Pittsburgh.
The idea is simple. An all volunteer driven dinner to raise funds for groups trying to further the values of independence and hard work held so dearly by the denizens of our magnificent city. The dinner will be a three course dinner with drinks provided. Each guest will be provided 4 tokens representing 25% of their total donation. During the ev
ent each group will give an in depth performance showcasing their mission in Pittsburgh. At the end of the dinner the guests will give their tokens to the groups that they value the most. The chef for this particular dinner is chef de cuisine Curtis gamble of grit and grace and former executive chef at bread and wine in Chicago IL..
HEALCREST URBAN FARM – Healcrest Urban Farm is a women-owned urban farm and social enterprise business. Through nurturing abandoned urban land we empower all people to reclaim, restore and sustain our collective knowledge and health. We grow culinary and medicinal herbs, creating an oasis of wild and cultivated plants, using our platform in the community to offer education on food, health, and healing. We hand blend our herbs with local seasonal fruit creating supportive tea blends and delicious ice pops that we call Tea Pops, a vehicle to open everyone to the power of herbal medicine. Healcrest is a place of healing- both the land and ourselves.
GIRLS ROCK PGH -Girls rock pgh -Girls Rock! Pittsburgh is an empowerment program for female youths of all definitions, abilities and backgrounds. Girls Rock! Pittsburgh utilizes the process of making music to instill tools for amplifying self-confidence, creative expression, independent thinking, mutual respect and cooperation, while cultivating a supportive and inclusive community of peers and mentors. Girls Rock! Pittsburgh is committed to community awareness and social agency, fostering a network of role models for the endeavors of girls and women that promote social change amongst its diverse participants. Girls can play any kind of music they want. Creative voices of girls and women need to be amplified to create social change. Girls need positive role models and support for their creative endeavors. We can build a community where girls support each other rather than tear each other down. We can empower girls to recognize, understand, and respond to discrimination. “Girls Rock” is more than just a slogan.
HOMESTEAD BOYS CHOIR
– AAMI Boys’ Choir, a positive community-based alternative, enables its members to experience
the richness and excitement of creative expression. The benefits gained by the youth are discipline, confidence, motivation and the continual building of their self-esteem. Additionally, the choir prepares members to be productive individuals allowing them to believe in themselves and their potential. They learn the value of friendship and the importance of respecting self and others.
Founded in 1986, Just Harvest works in Allegheny County to change the unjust public policies that create hunger and poverty. Just Harvest is a membership-based non-profit organization that is mobilizing our community, connecting people to public benefits, and advocating for a stronger anti-poverty safety net, with the aim of economic justice for all.
You can register & choose your level of giving, for the
Late Summer Dinner@ Healcrest Urban Farm
by heading to our events page
We are VERY excited to bring our artisanal TeaPops to the East End Food Coop! Now you can enjoy individual pops for your immediate refreshment needs, as well as, take home a variety pack of 3 different flavors.
Enjoy our Tea Favorites variety pack complete with two each Nettle Vanilla Ice, Bergamot Creme, and PGH’s favorite, Coconut Chai. Also enjoy our Summer Season Variety Pack including 2 each Cherry Calendula, Nectarine + Tulsi (holy Basil), and Cucumber Cilantro Lime. All deliciously refreshing and comforting whatever the mood or weather.
This new market is a BIG one for us! Many of us shop at, have volunteered, or been employed by the coop for years. We have a long personal relationship with the Coop and its members and it is such a pleasure and a personal achievement to experience OUR OWN products on Coop shelves.
We’re inviting all of our regular patrons to go to the Coop and make TeaPop purchases. Show your support for the Coop as they support us in our growing business!
Join us at the Coop this Sunday, August 3rd, 2014, from 11-2pm for a delicious sampling event. Come visit Meg as she shares a large variety of our mini sample pops. Enjoy!
One block around the corner of Penn & Braddock, 7516 Meade Street Pittsburgh, PA 15208 is the wonderful little market and cafe of the East End Food Coop. If you’ve never been, be sure to visit for a great collection of local and organic goods and products.
VISIT THESE OTHER GREAT RETAIL LOCATIONS
- Biddle’s Escape 401 Biddle Avenue 15221 (Regent Square)
We’ll be slinging TeaPops at the Wigle Distillery! Come get all kinds of great street food and participate in a curiously named event! See you Friday in the Strip!!!It’s that time of year again. Join us for our third annual Tar & Feather Party–our biggest event of the year! Help us celebrate the Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s, read more…
So to refresh and recharge you we have Savory Strawberry Creamsicle; Cucumber Lime Mint, and returning champs Chocolate Lavender, & Fresh Apple Mint. In addition we are bringing freshly brewed Iced Tea by the cup. Try our original Tea Blends like Goddess Blend or Everyday Tea. We look forward to hosting you for volunteer days, tours, and classes. And we are always happy to see you at market.
WE’RE ACCEPTED! Idea Foundry Intersector Program
We’re so excited and grateful to be accepted into the Idea Foundry Intersector Program. Our incubation begins tomorrow and we are eager to dive in and refine the Healcrest Urban Farm vision and plan. Read more about the new exciting programs of Idea Foundry and how social entrepreneurs are committing to the triple bottom line; people, planet, profits. We are so thankful to begin this process.
We had a wonderful time vending at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Bridge Party last Friday! It was so busy, full of people, music, and of course The DUCKY!
AND we are looking forward to the Garfield Night Market this Friday! Join us for a delicious line up of food trucks, local artisans, beautiful ambiance, amidst the Garfield First Friday Gallery Crawl!
Come visit us for some of the last TeaPops of the season! We will also have hot tea by the cup and tea by the box!
- Apple Saucy Goddess
- Chunky Peach + Calendula
- Pear Lavender
- Plum Chai
- Peaches & Basil Cream
Farm-to-Freezer: Locally Made Popsicles Popping Up Around Pittsburgh
We ‘re pleased and grateful to be featured on The Allegheny Front!
Thanks to Hal B Klein and Kara Holsopple for visiting with us.
Farm-to-Freezer: Locally Made Popsicles Popping Up Around Pittsburgh
You’ve probably heard of farm-to-table by now, but what about farm-to-freezer? There is a Pittsburgh farmer who’s helping pioneer that movement by taking a familiar summer treat in an unexpected direction. Read more…
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TeaPops and Tea Upcoming Markets
- AUG 25th – 11am-5pm – @Green for All Larimer Street Fair
- AUG 25th – 5pm-9pm – @ Weather Permitting, Shadyside Nursery
- AUG 31st – @PRVT Event Wedding Reception, Pittsburgh, PA
- SEP 6th – First Friday Garfield Night Market, Pittsburgh, PA
- SEP 7th – Healcrest Hafla with Amun Raqs
- SEP 8th – Station to Station at Station Square
- SEP 20th-22nd – @Mother Earth News Fair, Seven Springs, PA
- SEP 29th, 11am-4pm – @Green Innovation Festival, Hartwood Acres, PA
WE ARE EXCITED TO OFFER PRODUCTS AT RETAIL LOCATIONS
FIND TEAPOPS AT! Klavon’s Ice Cream Parlor 2801 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222 – SUMMER HOURS: 11am-11pm
AND FIND TEAS AT!
Commonplace Voluto 5467 Penn Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Breathless Beauty 108 Route 6 Bdg. 2 Milford, Pennsylvania 18337